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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 185–208.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Thomas Blom Hansen © 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 Desai, Ashwin. 1996 . Arise ye coolies: Apartheid and the Indian, 1960–1995 . Johannesburg: Impact Africa. Dugard, Jackie. 2001 . Drive on? Taxi wars in South Africa. In Crime wave: The South African underworld and its foes...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 575–576.
Published: 01 May 2000
... cars, mopeds, trucks, city buses, taxis, and cars rapides: Dakar is the nexus of a bustling traffic in images in which graffiti, murals, advertisements, T-shirts, and the like converge. Operators of cars for hire contribute to this visual economy in striking ways. The cars rapides—the...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): i–iv.
Published: 01 January 1989
... Copyright © 1989-90 by Duke University Press 1989 References Kureishi , Hanif , “Bradford,” Granta 20 , Winter 1986 : 147 -170. Editors' Comment On Moving Targets When I got to Bradford I took a taxi. It was simple: Bradford is full of taxis. Raise an arm...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 281–304.
Published: 01 May 2015
... saturate the present, enabling and disabling a range of actions and reactions from the state and from the urban population at large. In January 2013, the City of Johannesburg, formal bus companies, and informal minibus taxi operators signed an agreement to jointly manage the second phase of...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 465–485.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Taxis In this practice of recognizing dangerousness, not only “strangers” but also “taxis” figure prominently. Taxis and taxi drivers, as urban characters, often enter into people’s talk about crime and civil insecurity...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 327–348.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of potential narcos by the rural poor in northern Mexico, not unlike the naming of the witch in other cases, is a defensive and often contradictory, conjunctural gesture that seeks to assert distance from agents of harm. For people as diverse as rural fishermen, urban taxi drivers, and mothers coming...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): vii.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., the “new normal,” and destabilizing discourses of rights; George Steinmetz and Julia Hell on Germany’s visual archive of colonialism; Thomas Blom Hansen on music, taxis, and racial imaginaion in urban South Africa; and more . . . Public Culture...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 499–506.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., where they could sleep over, were suspected of being involved in sex work. If they were seen getting into a taxi to “town” in the evening, they were labeled. This is no longer the case. Young people are less political and more excited about life and about the world in general. People are keen to...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 453–477.
Published: 01 September 2004
... R700 is the sole source of household income. Receiving it at the end of each month revives Dalene’s vague desires to travel within the city; it also means she can afford a taxi and hospital consultation 3. The Department of Health in the municipality of Johannesburg provides the following...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 521–531.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Freedom Charter. This event took place in Kliptown, on the outskirts of Soweto (fig. 1, above), at a site that came to be called Freedom Square in honor of the occasion. Today Freedom Square is an open, windswept tract of land, lying between a shack settlement, a railway line, and a taxi rank and...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 227–232.
Published: 01 May 2007
... some point, some of us turn off the road into the terraced fields and olive groves, far from the soldiers; we leap over barbed-wire fences, stumble over stone hedges. From time to time Palestinian taxis from Bil’in arrive on the main...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 339–370.
Published: 01 September 2005
... circulate among Ghanaian journalists. For the political reporter, routine gifts of soft drinks or taxi fares may seem quite trivial compared to the magnitude of the corruption scandals they work so diligently to expose—schemes at the very highest levels of...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 55–74.
Published: 01 January 2005
... taxis on Jomo Kenyatta Avenue. Notwithstanding the Kamajors, the destruc- tion of the hotel, and the damage to the nation’s economy and international repu- tation that a decade of civil war has wreaked, the government of Sierra Leone...
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Public Culture (1988) 1 (1): 58–61.
Published: 01 January 1988
... to look for that city. It was only now that I could begin to acknowledge the humiliation that the taxi driver had caused me when he had cheated me; the humiliation I had felt at not being able to tip the Negro in the hotel. I remembered the name of the hotel: the Wellington. I remembered...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 405–410.
Published: 01 September 2010
... they have by the “strangers,” by those in the “white taxis.” Here fear func- tions within a restricted rather than a generalized economy of signs. The remedies are specific and targeted, even though misrecognitions and misfirings abound. In...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 593–616.
Published: 01 September 2016
... each day looking for murders involving taxi drivers or other employees of commonly extorted companies. “I only call up the big ones,” he said. “Hotels, taxi companies, that kind of thing.” After finding the company phone number, he would call in the threat. The investigator who finally caught La...
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Public Culture (1995) 7 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 May 1995
... space, where private cars, taxis, public transportation, truck drivers, military jeeps, police cars, mopeds, bicycles, rickshaws, pedestrians, cattle, sheep, goats and fowl intermingle and confront one another. Sudden stops and random parking, collisions that block traffic and cause...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 209–246.
Published: 01 January 2006
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (3): 465–478.
Published: 01 September 1994
...: Transnational Theory and Japan’s “Yellow Cabs” Karen Kelsky The “Yellow Cabs” of Japan In Japan yellow cabs are not taxis. They are a media phenomenon. For the past two years I have been researching this phenomenon. The term “yellow cabs...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2001
.../01 10:01 AM Page 30 Public Culture of a given language? In New York, for most languages, I wouldn’t have much of a problem. I could easily find someone in a taxi, in a sweatshop below Canal Street, on the subway, in a 24-hour deli...